2084

      Mason Engel / Science Fiction
2084

The world wears computerized contact lenses that control technology with the blink of an eye. But behind each pair of contacts, there are two sets of eyes: those of the wearer and those of Newsight. “2084” is a young adult tale of two teens immersed in a dystopian world. Inspired by George Orwell’s “1984”, the novel follows two teenagers through an oppressive, dystopian world.The world wears computerized contact lenses that control technology with the blink of an eye. But behind each pair of contacts, there are two sets of eyes: those of the wearer and those of Newsight.Newsight Incorporated became a household name when they released their debut product: Lenses. Now, Newsight is more than a household name…they’re IN the household. They see everything their customers see, and with their virtual reality simulations, they even know what their customers think. They’ve created an Orwellian surveillance society, but not everyone is content to be watched. A teenaged boy named Vincent - a Senator’s son - and his friend Jessica - a Newsight developer’s daughter - begin to unravel the corporation’s plot, but not before their parents are taken, and their worlds are ripped apart.“2084” is a young adult tale of two teens immersed in a dystopian world. Inspired by George Orwell’s “1984”, the novel follows Vincent and Jessica on a journey to free their families of the technology that enslaved them. Because of our own struggles with privacy and data management, Engel’s dystopian society is a blend of science fiction and science fact.Reviews from early readers“First-time novelist Mason Engels gives us a vision of a bleak future even more oppressive than that of George Orwell’s 1984… The author tells a good story of Vincent and Jessica’s adventurous flight from the disintegrating society” - Angie Boyter"What a refreshing read! 2084 is not your typical young adult dystopian novel. The first chapter, alone, quickly separates it from traditional apocalyptic fiction to engage the reader in a new line of thinking about the future and our government's role in a free society. If you don't read anything else this summer, read 2084. Well worth your time." Kim West
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